Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is anticipating a return to pre-pandemic levels in 2023.
Since reopening earlier in the year, the Centre has had a significant bounce back in the demand for in-person events, with the venue achieving 40 per cent more than its 2022 target, with close to 1,350 events successfully hosted and over 360,000 delegates welcomed.
The Centre’s 2022 results equate to about 90 per cent of its 2019 performance and with about 100 events or 50 per cent of its 2023 target already confirmed, the venue anticipates the industry returning to pre-pandemic levels sooner than expected.
“We are delighted that the industry is enthusiastic and keen to attend in-person events again, which is positively contributing to the strong bounce back of meetings and events in Malaysia,” said Alan Pryor, the Centre’s general manager.
“Seeing international conventions and exhibitions, either returning to or choosing Malaysia for the first time, reaffirms our attractive destination proposition.
“We have noticed more international exhibitors requesting site-visits for their upcoming meetings, we look forward to welcoming more international meetings an events moving forward, having just successfully delivered the much-awaited International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) Congress 2022.”
The ISID Congress 2022 was held at the Centre on November 17-20.